Derek Gifford in concert @ Shammick Acoustic


Date: 24th Feb 2018 7:30pm
Another previous Open Night featured artist, it’s a delight to welcome this mellow-voiced singer for a full concert. Former teacher Derek has made the most of his retirement to spend more time fulfilling his main interests in life, folk singing, wine appreciation and birding (of the feathered variety, I hasten to add!), which used to be confined to school vacations, starting way back in 1981. Over the years, he has amassed an enormous number of songs, both traditional and modern, from a wide variety of sources. He collaborated with Bury poet Keith Scowcroft, setting many of his poems to music, and also became known as a specialist in maritime songs, having appeared at the local Lancaster Maritime Festival for many years, then backed this up by working with singers Keith Kendrick and Geoff Higginbottom as Three Sheets to the Wind. Derek also has numerous recordings to his name, most recently ‘Songs from the Past…Into the Future’ on the WildGoose label (on which can also be heard voices from Shammick in Tom & Barbara Brown). Accompanying himself on guitar or bowed psaltery or just singing unaccompanied, a relaxed, laid-back and humorous evening can be anticipated, with loads of good choruses with which to sing along.

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This event is brought to you by: Shammick Acoustic
Location: Pack o' Cards, High Street, Combe Martin EX34 0ET
Booking: No need to book - just turn up
Charge: £7 in advance via or £8 at door
Contact: 01271 882366

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